The Beer Lover's Rating Guide

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Designed for anyone who enjoys a good brew, The Beer Lover's Rating Guide encourages readers to discover their own favorite beers while offering an assessment of each entry on its look, smell, and taste. By including full descriptions of beers from 77 countries and 36 states, veteran beer-rater Robert Klein gives fellow beer drinkers the details they need to decide whether or not each selection is one they would enjoy. A drinker-friendly, down-to-earth, portable rating guide to over 1,200 beers, plus much more: discussions of beer with food, beers for non-beer drinkers, non-alcoholic beers, the right glass for different types of beers, a glossary of beer terms, how packaging contributes to a beer's taste, and bunches of barroom trivia. All you need to explore and conquer the world of brews and the brews of the world. 2-color illustrations throughout.

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Author
Robert Klein
Binding
Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number
641.23
EAN
9781563056826
Edition
illustrated edition
ISBN
1563056828
Label
Workman Publishing
Languages
English
List Price
$9.95
Manufacturer
Workman Publishing
Number Of Items
1
Number Of Pages
352
Product Group
Book
Product Type Name
ABIS_BOOK
Publication Date
1995-07
Publisher
Workman Publishing
Studio
Workman Publishing
Title
The Beer Lover's Rating Guide
UPC
019628036827

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I am a beer lover through and through. I have made the stuff, cooked with it, and served it with a wide array of food. I am also thrilled that Americans are once again discovering fine brews and that microbreweries have made a startling comeback from near extinction. Almost every liquor store carries not only the token quality beer, but an ever widening selection of quality porters, lagers, lambics, stouts, bocks, double bocks, triple stouts, etc. Restaurants are following suit, but at a decidedly more cautious pace.


There are presently a number of excellent beer books on the market that aid consumers trying to make sense out of the increasing availability of new beers and new styles. While not the end-all text on beer, The Beer Lover's Rating Guide is helpful for anyone who is serious about choosing good beer. The book is small, inexpensive and an easy reference in a pinch. The book opens with a crash course on beer--how it's made, different styles, different glasses, a rating system, common faults, etc.

The bulk of the book is a solid, quick-reference guide for choosing beer. Hundreds of beers are listed alphabetically, profiled, and rated on a 1-5 scale. As with any rating guide, people will always disagree (sometimes rather passionately) as to the merits of one beer versus another. Little snippets of beer trivia are scattered throughout the book.

In general, Bob Klein's suggestions are accurate even if I occasionally take issue with him on a few of his ratings. One thing is for sure, Bob Klein is no pushover--very few of the beers in this book make it to the 4-5 range!

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